Here is an update on the Boston Marathon bombing case, via NBC:
Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were charged Wednesday with removing a backpack and fireworks from his dorm room or lying about it to the feds.
Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev were charged with conspiring to obstruct justice. Robel Philipos was charged with making false statements, federal authorities said. [...]
Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev, who are from Kazakhstan, had been detained April 20 on immigration charges. Philipos was taken into custody later. [...]
… Kadyrbayev texted him about it, a criminal complaint said.
Tsarnaev’s responses included the messages ”lol,” “you better not text me” and “come to my room and take whatever you want,” the court document said. [...]
They… “collectively decided to throw the backpack and fireworks into the trash because they did not want Tsarnaev to get in trouble,” Kadyrbaev told agents, according to the complaint.
Lulz. What a riot. Oh em gee.
Apparently, they had no prior knowledge of the bombing. One suspect kept changing his story, and on the fourth interview he finally told the truth, so he could get an 8 year penalty, as opposed to the five years his buddies are facing, per Michael Isikoff just now on MSNBC.
More details at the link. And here’s a PDF of the criminal complaint filed against the recent FBI arrestees.